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Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States

Solar and wind energy have long struggled to compete with conventional energy sources on two fronts: dispatch and cost. However, new U.S. industry …

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The New Yelp? A Million People Are Using This App To Find Restaurants And Fun In Their Hometowns

Gogobot was born as a way to help you plan your vacation using your social networks. It taps your friends for recommendations for places to stay or eat, things to do. It also helps you build a network of like-minded travel peeps, people looking for outdoor adventure, shoestring travel, great places …

Kids Are Legit Worried Their Parents Are Addicted To Smartphones

From Instagram to "Candy Crush" to plain old texting, it's no secret that young people are obsessed with their mobile devices. But kids apparently think parents are tech-obsessed, too.<p>According to a survey released Tuesday, 69 percent of children in the United Kingdom feel their parents are …

Wearable technology that hurts you on purpose

A fitness tracker that sends an electric shock when you slack off? What could possibly go wrong?<p>In 2012, Maneesh Sethi used Craigslist to hire a woman whose job -- for a whopping $8 bucks an hour -- was to slap him every time he started using Facebook. According to Sethi, his productivity <i>quadrupled.</i><p>…

Denon unveils its first receivers with extra-immersive Dolby Atmos sound

If you're wondering just when you can envelop yourself in Dolby Atmos sound at home, Denon is more than happy to tell you. The home theater firm says it will launch two Atmos-equipped AV receivers, the X4100W and X5200W, in the US this October. Neither will be cheap, as the bleeding-edge tech …

Myro Air

Bluetooth is awfully handy for wireless music streaming, but if it's audio quality you're after, you're going to want to use AirPlay. And not just …

Oyster, the Netflix for e-books, tops half a million titles & looks to get social

E-book subscription service Oyster just fattened up its catalog.<p>After raising a total of $17 million to bring the Netflix model to e-books, Oyster is taking a moment to bask in its early success: the startup just surpassed half a million titles and managed to win over new deals with publishing …

The Plant Doctor App Puts A Human Touch On Identifying Plant Diseases

Right about now, many of us have grand aspirations for our summer gardens. Fresh pestos, fragrant rosemary and those vine-ripened beefsteak tomatoes we've longed for all winter long. Inevitably, however, as the season progresses, one or more of our precious plants will start to fade, sending us …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

Top Gear’s Test Track Now On Street View As The Stig Does Donuts Around A Google Camera Car

Google has added the Top Gear track to Google Street View (via 9to5Google), which fans of the UK automotive show will recognize instantly. You could sort of experience driving it from the cockpit camera footage the program itself uses, but now you can ride along through Chicago, the Hammerhead, …

The Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Will Blow Your Mind

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that is most definitely the future of gaming.<p>The device straps onto your head and completely immerses you inside a video game. It also has motion sensors so you can look around as if you were really inside the world.<p>But it's nearly impossible to explain. …

CheapCast brings Chomecast Tab Casting to Android devices

An update to the free CheapCast app adds support for Tab Casting, letting users beam the desktop browser tabs to any Android smartphone or tablet.<p>CheapCast is a free app that essentially turns any Android device into a Chromecast. The app makes the user’s Android device show up as a Chromecast on …

How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

Insulin, Glucose Disruption May Play Role In Obesity-Related Cancers: Study

Chronic disturbances to levels of insulin and glucose in the body may be the culprits behind obesity-linked cancers, according to a new study.<p>That's because of insulin's role in regulating blood glucose, which in turn fuels cell growth, according to the study's researcher Niyati Parekh, an …